The 2017 Secret Santa Sign Ups start Monday November 6th at 12pm PST
Gift a Giraffe is the home of the Imgur Secret Santa, where users from over 100 countries enter each year to exchange gifts with another user of the site. Entries are open during November each year.
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FAQ frequently asked questions
Secret Santa brings Imgurians together by pairing willing members of the Imgur community together with others to exchange gifts. In doing so, we all help bring a little joy to one another for the holiday season.
Login is tied to your Imgur account. If you’re having troubles logging in to Gift a Giraffe. Please first log out of Imgur, then back in. Then refresh this website with Control + F5 and try again, if you’re still facing issues please contact us to resolve your problems.
On December 2nd, you will receive an email notifying you that you have a match; this information will be displayed on your user page here on Gift a Giraffe.
You can contact your match through Imgur messaging if you’d like to chat or get to know what kind of gifts they’d like. Please note that the person who you are sending a gift to is not the person who sends a gift to you, and they may or may not choose to reach out to you.
There is no set amount required. Many Imgurians choose to home make gifts, while other choose to go all out. It’s not the size of the gifts that matter, but the thought put behind them that makes Secret Santa awesome.
The Secret Santa exchanges are run by MartynMage, a loyal Imgurian who loves our community, with help from Imgur staff and volunteers. He has hosted Secret Santa annually since 2014.
This really sucks, but it’s possible. We hope that everyone who enters is serious about exchanging gifts, but we cannot guarantee that you will receive one. Once the deadline to receieve passes (when logged in) you will be given the option to ask for a backup gifter. Please remember that giving a gift can be just as fun as getting one!
It’s good form to fill out your Imgur bio to help a person get to know you, or send some ideas along with your sign up form. Check your match’s bio for the same info, or feel free to message them for more info if you’re stumped.
When your match is sent to you you'll be given a deadline to ship by, ideally your gift should arrive before Christmas, it is then up to the user you gifted whether they wait until Christmas Day to open it.
When you have your gift shipped off, navigate to your profile here on Gift a Giraffe and fill in the confirmation form. Great job adding some cheer to an Imgurian’s holiday!
Anytime before November 28th you may remove your entry to the Secret Santa on your login page. However, once matches go out you can no longer back out. Don’t ruin Christmas!
If you entered the domestic exchange, and shipped to the same country you're in the deadline to receive is January 3rd. If you entered the international exchange, the deadline to receieve a gift is Jan 17th.
If you do not get a gift by the time the deadline to receive has passed, you will have 3 days to log in to Gift a Giraffe and report this. Your Santa will be blacklisted from all future events. At that time you may opt for a backup gifter to be assigned to you.
Please reach out over our contact form by clicking the 'contact' option at the bottom of the site, responses take an average of 24-36 hours.
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